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Mussel vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 86mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.678g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mussel Sardine
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Sardine
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
126
Mussel
68
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
58
Sardine

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Mussel
2
:
Contains more Iron +130.1%
Contains more Zinc +103.8%
Contains more Calcium +1057.6%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Contains more Iron +130.1%
Contains more Zinc +103.8%
Contains more Calcium +1057.6%
Contains more Potassium +48.1%
Contains more Copper +24.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Mussel
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +275%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
143%
Mussel
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Sardine
Fats
21%
Mussel
53%
Sardine

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mussel Sardine Opinion
Calories 172 208 Sardine
Protein 23.8 24.62 Sardine
Fats 4.48 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 13.6 0 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 142 Mussel
Vitamin D 193 Sardine
Iron 6.72 2.92 Mussel
Calcium 33 382 Sardine
Potassium 268 397 Sardine
Magnesium 37 39 Sardine
Sugars 0 Sardine
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.186 Sardine
Zinc 2.67 1.31 Mussel
Starch
Phosphorus 285 490 Sardine
Sodium 369 307 Sardine
Vitamin A 304 108 Mussel
Vitamin E 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.08 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.227 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 5.245 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.642 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.167 Sardine
Vitamin B12 24 8.94 Mussel
Vitamin K 2.6 Sardine
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 1.528 Mussel
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.267 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 1.025 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 1.036 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 1.676 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 1.779 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.537 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.961 Sardine
Valine 1.04 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.457 0.725 Sardine
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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